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Adam Driver’s divisive new film confirms 2024 release date

by Stewart Cole

Megalopolisthe new divisive film starring Adam Driver has confirmed its 2024 release date.

The film, a passion project for director Francis Ford Coppola, follows an idealistic architect (The Guide) who aims to rebuild a crumbling city as a sustainable utopia, but faces opposition from a regressive mayor (Giancarlo Esposito).

After the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, pundits wondered if the film would secure wide distribution, and now they have their answer as Lionsgate has secured the rights (via The Hollywood Reporter).

American Zoetrope / Megalopolis

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This means that the film now has a release date September 27which is set for both US and UK audiences.

Megalopolis received polarizing reviews upon its premiere, which is reflected in its 52% approval rating. Rotten tomatoes from his first 65 reviews.

You can read a selection of reviews below:


Megalopolis it is the product of the man who has tried to put everything he knows or thinks into one masterful work. And whether it all fits or not, it’s exciting to watch him try.”

Total Film

“It’s hard to share [Francis Ford Coppola’s] reverence for his storytelling when the dialogue is to the point of distraction and each performance seems to come from a different movie.”

Little White Lies

A work of art that actively practices what it preaches, a celebration of boundless creativity and insight that delivers a volcanic fusion of hand-crafted neoclassicism while running through a script that touches the word-jazz.”

adam driver, megalopolis

American Zoetrope

TIME Magazine

“What does it all mean? It’s clear that Coppola feels some anguish about the way certain cherished American ideals—essentially human ideals—have been twisted and distorted, perhaps even discarded altogether.”

Screen International

Megalopolis hampered by the arbitrary graphics and excess of numbing. One can feel Coppola’s anger and sadness at the decline of his beloved America, but the coherence of the narrative is much less apparent.”

Megalopolis will be released in UK and US cinemas on September 27.


Journalist, Digital Spy George is a freelance writer specializing in film and television. After graduating with a degree in Film Studies and Journalism from De Montfort University, where he analyzed Richard Linklater’s early works for his thesis, he wrote for several websites for GRV Media. His movie tastes vary from blockbusters like Mission impossible and John Wick to international directors such as Paolo Sorrentino and Hirokazu Kore-eda, and has attended both the London and Berlin film festivals.

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